Journalists from around the state gathered at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach Saturday evening to recognize and celebrate the “best of the best” in California journalism in 2018.
The California News Publishers Association’s (CNPA) black-tie ceremony recognized excellence in stories, photos and videos in the areas of print and digital media.
A panel of in-state and out-of-state judges assessed more than 3,000 entries to determine the final honorees. Award recipients were recognized from daily and weekly publications across four divisions. Publications from universities, two-year colleges and high schools were also recognized for excellence.
The IE Voice/Black Voice News was honored with three awards for its work in 2018 including a first place honor for the artistic photo work of Celebrated Photographer Benoit Malphettes; Creative Director Chris Allen was awarded first place for front page layout and design; and Contributing Reporter Gail Fry earned a second-place award in the category of feature story.
This year’s celebration, presented by the CNPA’s Gala Committee, was headed by The IE Voice/Black Voice News Publisher Paulette Brown-Hinds, Ph.D. who currently serves as CNPA President